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Posted 25 April 2012 - 19:04

Gary Galka knows better than most that a father's love lasts forever.

The Granby, Conn., dad lost his daughter, Melissa, eight years ago in a car crash. Galka says that his connection to Melissa remains strong, and that he constantly feels her presence. That connection led the electrical engineer to design what he says is a digital device for paranormal exploration -- or ghost hunting.

"I've created over 30 different products for paranormal research," Galka recently told The Hartford Courant. He and his family were featured on a Travel Channel show called "Ghost Adventures," which explores paranormal phenomena. Using one of his devices, a voice is heard on the show saying, "Hi Daddy, I love you."

"No one was making products for these people," Galka said.

Galka's devices -- which range in cost from $79 to about $350 and are named for his daughter -- are sold through the Professional Measurement website, which calls them "the only professional measurement instrument line designed exclusively for paranormal enthusiasts."

The flagship device in the line is the Mel-8704-SB7-EMF meter, which detects a range of electromagnetic and temperature changes, has an AM/FM scanner, includes glow-in-the-dark buttons, and includes an "exclusive P-SB7 Integrated Sprit Box" -- the device purportedly used on "Ghost Adventures" to record the voice of a spirit.

That $349.90 product is sold out, according to the site, but a range of similar gadgets are currently available.

Sure, it detects electromagnetic frequencies. But does that mean it actually searches out ghosts?

Joe Nickell would know. He's a senior fellow at independent research organization the Center for Inquiry, and his job is to make scientific sense of paranormal investigations.

"They're surprised that they're getting results in an old house, when in fact there are all sorts of non-ghost sources such as faulty wiring, nearby microwave towers, sunspot activity and so on. Even the electronic equipment -- the walkie-talkies and TV cameras and all the other electronic gadgetry that they're carrying with them -- has electromagnetic fields," Nickell said.

That hasn't stopped Granby, or a growing crop of ghost hunters who rely on his and similar devices. Or sites such as GhostStop, which sells equipment by Galka and others.

It seems the digital revolution is spreading beyond our world, replacing dark seance rooms and rising tables among the ghost-hunting crowd.

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#2 Jason S.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 19:15

i dont really buy into a lot of the ghost hunting stuff - like temperature drops and EMF readings. still, i'd love to hear their recording of "hi daddy, i love you."

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 19:28

^ Something is causing EMF spikes in powerless houses.

And sudden temperature drops -- you think the air conditioning malfunctioned ? :shifty:

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 19:31

Please fill out this questioner please before the show begins.

Has someone you loved died - YES
persons name - BOB

"I can seance someone called bob in the afterlife "

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 19:36

^ "If English isn't your first language, please see me after class."

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 19:48

I remember picking up a crazy number of conversations on my mail-in walkie talkies as a kid, and this was out in the "suburbs", but you could go for a walk and twirl it around and grab CB radios and anyone who had one of those new-fangled cordless phones.

So today, with all the wireless data floating around, I imagine it wouldn't be too hard to build up a noise box that can grab "I love you, Dad" out of thin air. Probably grabs a lot of other unrelated garbage too.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 20:02

You can see this guy and his family on this episode of Ghost Adventures,



I cant say for sure if this spirit box product works, but according to the ghost hunting community it works really well. They get quite alot of intelligent answers back, and answers no one would know but the deceased.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 20:12

I watch Ghost Adventures and it's interesting, but I don't really think a lot of it is true.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 20:45

We don't know what happens after we die, but Im glad some people are out there trying to find the answers...

Even if we do find the answers, no amount of evidence will ever change the minds of ignorant people who dont think there's more out there to discover... Just because you can't see something, doesn't mean it doesnt exist. (ex. Air)

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 21:37

^ The answers to 'death' have been given to humans many times -- few listen. ;)

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 00:00

I know he misses his daughter and all but this stuff is just wishful thinking.